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The Recognitions: Raymond Boisjoly

by Jessica Powers
One particularly special artist I've had the pleasure of meeting from the Pacific corridor is Raymond Boisjoly. An Aboriginal artist based in Vancouver, BC, Raymond is concerned with exploding the boundaries of what a text (in the unlimited expansive sense of what a text can be) can produce. For the purposes of full disclosure, I've worked with this artist on at least four occasions around the Northwest. My reason for continually returning to his work is simple: Raymond intelligently packages a... [more]
Posted by Jessica Powers on 7/12/11
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Read the Fine Print

by Abraham Ritchie
If you’ve been in a museum and seen someone sigh and move off quickly from a text-heavy or narrative-based artwork, then you probably understand the self-deprecating humor behind Western Exhibitions’ current group show, “People don’t like to read art.” Showing sixteen artists that incorporate text into their work, many of the artists seem to purposely resist the quick look common to museum visits or gallery hopping, forcing the viewer to spend some time with the work.  Some of the works... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 7/11/11
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